The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem to Present An Old Salem Christmas Carol
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will present An Old Salem Christmas Carol, opening Fri., Dec. 6, at SECCA’s Dunn Auditorium, 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. Additional performances will be held Dec. 7-8, 11-15 & 18-22. Wed.-Sat. performances are at 7:30 pm and Sat. & Sun. matinees are at 2 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for students; discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online and the box office is open for phone sales Wednesday through Friday from 12–4 pm. Call (336) 725-4001 for tickets or purchase them online at www.LTofWS.org.
A passing stranger is welcomed into Salem Tavern by a cheerful group celebrating Christmas Eve. In exchange for their kindness, he tells them a magical story… It’s 1787, and hard times have fallen on the people of Salem and nearby Bethabara. Poverty is striking the town and bad rains have hurt farms. Making things worse is Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly lender who’s foreclosing on mortgages and ruining the holidays for everyone. In the heart of Old Salem, can three spirits teach him the true meaning of Christmas? Based on the classic tale by Charles Dickens, this heartwarming local adaptation was written exclusively for The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem by playwright Stephen P. Scott.
“An Old Salem Christmas Carol seeks to draw the audience into its world by allowing them to experience this classic holiday story infused with the traditions of this wonderful Moravian community and much gentle humor,” states the director, Mark Donnell. “Our story asks, ‘What if Dickens had set his story within the Old Salem so many love and cherish, especially at Christmas time?’ We invite the community to join our outstanding cast as we discover together just such a scenario. We believe audiences will enter in wonder and depart with much joy.”
An Old Salem Christmas Carol will be directed by Mark Donnell. Allen Tyndall will design lighting and Chris Cohen will serve as props master. Cara Christensen will design costumes, assisted by Ashley Magoffin. Isaac Hampton will stage manage the production, assisted by Christa Hitengoku. The cast is as follows:
Apolonia Mia Alba –Suzanna Brown
Fritz Anderson – Tiny Tim
Eden Bailey – Tiny Tim
Justin Bailey – Bob Cratchit
Roberts Bass – Solicitor/Fezziwig
Jonny Boger – William Moody/Peter Cratchit
Anmarie Boles – Niece
James Davis – Jon Kettle/Fritz Buehl/Undertaker
Ruby Giegengack – Belinda Cratchit
Diana Goldstein – Moll/Mrs. Dilber
Noah Goldstein – Ghost of Christmas Yet to Be
Karin Haski – Verity
Laura Hix – Ghost of Christmas Present
Julia Holgado – Solicitor’s Assistant
Sarah Jedrey – Ghost of Christmas Past
Gabriel Jensen – Young Scrooge
Isaac Klein – Ben Moody/Jacob Marley
Jason Lagesse – Charlie
Cale Palmer – Hamilton Moore/Fred Kintzy
Caroline Petronzio – Fan
Lauren Rahill – Fran/Maid
Lilly Rana – Belinda Cratchit
Parker Ross – William Moody/Peter Cratchit
Meredith Stephens – Scrooge
Sarah Stephens – Belle
Abby Thomas – Martha Cratchit
Stacy Verner – Liz Moody/Mrs. Lillian Brown
Evelyn Winslow – Mrs. Cratchit
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP will sponsor the run of An Old Salem Christmas Carol.
An Opening Night Reception will begin at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 6, in the lobby. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served, as well as wine courtesy of Raffaldini Vineyards.
An Old Salem Christmas Carol runs approximately an hour and a half, plus one fifteen-minute intermission. It is appropriate for ages 3+.
For further information, please visit www.LTofWS.org or call (336) 725-4001.